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Charles Ashley MINNS

Regimental number73
Place of birthNorwich, England
ReligionChurch of England
OccupationFitter's labourer
Address277 Henderson Road, Alexandria, Sydney, New South Wales
Marital statusSingle
Age at embarkation29
Height5' 11"
Weight161 lbs
Next of kinMother, Mrs M Minns, Balham, London, England
Previous military serviceServed for 12 months in the Imperial Yeomany, South Africa (Boer War); unit disbanded at war's end. Previously rejected for AIF enlistment as medically unfit.
Enlistment date17 August 1914
Place of enlistmentSydney, New South Wales
Rank on enlistmentPrivate
Unit name3rd Battalion, Machine Gun Section
Embarkation detailsUnit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 20 October 1914
Regimental number from Nominal Roll4591
Rank from Nominal RollPrivate
Unit from Nominal Roll3rd Battalion
FateReturned to Australia 15 April 1915
Miscellaneous information from
  cemetery records
Photo: Andrew Richardson
Discharge date2 May 1915
Other details

War service: Egypt

Commenced return to Australia, 15 April 1915; discharged (medically unfit), Sydney, 2 May 1915.

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Miscellaneous detailsSee 4591 C A MINNS for second period of service.
Date of death10 December 1959
Age at death81
Place of burialRookwood Necropolis, Sydney, New South Wales
SourcesNAA: B2455, MINNS Charles Ashley

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